Rare set of four color lithographs after David Roberts from Views in the Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt and Nubia. Inscriptions on each page read as follows (clockwise starting from top left):
David Roberts R.A., Tomb of Aaron, Summit of Mount Hor - March 11th, 1839.
David Roberts R.A., Mount Seir, Wady el Ghor, March 4th, 1939.
David Roberts R.A., Wells of Moses, Wilderness of Tyh, February 12th, 1939.
David Roberts R.A., Sidon, April 28th, 1839.
David Roberts R. A. (1796 - 1864) was a Scottish orientalist painter best known for his detailed depictions of Egypt and the Middle East. The son of a shoemaker, Roberts became a member of the Royal Academy and enjoyed great success in his lifetime. The subjects, dates, and artist signature are written in script, worked into the image, on the bottom edge of the plate. According to these inscriptions, these scenes were captured in 1839. Roberts financed his work through subscriptions, which he solicited himself, and subscriber number one was Queen Victoria. Her complete set is still in the Royal Collection. All four lithographs are beautifully matted and framed, ready to display. In very good used condition, with light toning, mounted on board. Shipped professionally packed, fully insured with tracking number.
Measurements: Frames: 20" by 16"; Visible Image: 13 by 9 1/8" approximately.